Here's some information about the Everyday Edison auditions:
WASHINGTON, D.C.– We all have an idea for a ‘better mousetrap’ –
for a way of making things easier, more efficient – or even just more
fun. But rarely does anyone understand how to transform an innovative
idea into a product sold on store shelves.
Bouncing Brain Productions is coming to Washington, D.C., to give the
region’s residents the opportunity to do just that – to transform
their ideas into real, marketable products through its new public
television series, Everyday Edisons.
Washington, D.C. will host the show’s only casting call in the northeast
region. Participants simply bring their prototype, sketch or concept to
the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania
Ave.) on Saturday, January 20. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and those who
arrive by 1 p.m. will be guaranteed an interview before a panel of judges.
Auditions are free to the public and registration forms are available at
the Reagan Building the day of the event, or at
To educate America about what it truly takes to bring a product to market,
the show follows ten ordinary people – “Everyday Edisons” – as
their ideas are refined, produced, marketed and sold. Participants are
selected through a casting call process where they present their ideas
before a panel of product development experts and patent professionals.
“Everyone either has had an idea for a new product or knows someone who
has invented something,” said Michael Cable, host of Everyday Edisons.
“You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to have a great idea. This
is a tremendous opportunity for everyday individuals to see their ideas
The show takes its name after Thomas Edison, the greatest inventor of all
time. With more than 1,000 patents to his credit, Edison invented such
useful items as the phonograph, incandescent light bulb and the first
talking moving picture. All this, and Edison was an “Average Joe”
himself, having almost no formal education.
“Having a great idea and making money from a great idea are two distinct
events.” said Louis Foreman, Everyday Edisons executive producer and lead
judge. “If you can dream it, we can help make it come true.”
Inventors who are chosen for the show will have their ideas
commercialized, and in return receive a 20-year annuity on product sales.
There is no cost to the inventor, and the show invests nearly $500,000 per
The first season premieres this May on PBS, and follows the development of
inventions chosen from last year’s casting calls in Tampa, Columbia,
S.C., Nashville, Atlanta and Charlotte.
For more information about the audition and television show, please visit
www.EverydayEdisons.com or www.BouncingBrainProductions.com.